In dealing with car’s problem, mechanical
engineers are those who can help to solve them. But
sometimes they do not have enough time to see the
mechanic and maybe the distance is quite far, and we are
in hurry. Therefore we need instance help and solution. So
it is believed that the use of expert system can be benefits
in this situation by giving a temporary and instance guides
to car’s owner. Inexperienced mechanic wrongly
diagnosing the problem of the car can cause the loss of
customer and income of an auto repair shop. If mechanic’s
repair shop makes...
Publishers are not dealing with an incremental increase in workload associated with peer review, but rather
a crush of manuscripts that must be fed through processes and procedures that may struggle to keep ahead
of this tide. When this is the case, publication editors and staff are often forced to quickly weed through
submissions and try to identify any “possible” candidates that can be processed into the peer review process,
triaging out ‘poorer’ or ‘less relevant’ manuscripts early in the process.
Initially, almost all of the teachers reported feeling overwhelmed by the number of
non-native errors in their students’ writing and by not knowing where to begin in
providing their feedback. Over time a few teachers found it helpful to focus on a few
major issues, and the tutoring journals reflect their decision-making process about
what to work on with their students and how much time to spend.
Whether blameworthy or not, the use of the cloak of social responsibility, and the nonsense
spoken in its name by influential and prestigious businessmen, does clearly harm the
foundations of a free society. I have been impressed time and again by the schizophrenic
character of many businessmen. They are capable of being extremely far-sighted and clear-
headed in matters that are internal to their businesses. They are incredibly short-sighted and
muddle-headed in matters that are outside their businesses but affect the possible survival of
business in general.
Early in the morning on June 30, 1908, a giant airburst occurred over the basin of the Podkamennaya Tunguska
River in Central Siberia, Russia, leveling trees over an area of 2,000 km2 (770 mi2) (Figure 1). Eyewitnesses
described a ―fire ball, bright as the Sun‖ (Longo, 2007). The event produced seismic and pressure waves that
were recorded all over the world and led to atmospheric phenomena (e.g. , bright nights, noctilucent clouds)
observed over much of Eurasia.
Before the advent of chemotherapy, tuberculosis was one of the
major causes of death in both Western  and also several non-
Western countries . While effective chemotherapy for tuberculosis
has been available since the 1950s (isoniazid (INH) was
introduced in 1952, the less effective para-aminosalicylic acid
(PAS) and streptomycin slightly earlier ) the prognosis of
untreated tuberculosis is still of great importance, as many patients
will not receive appropriate treatment because their condition was
never properly diagnosed as tuberculosis.
We have learned to what it takes to get ready for export, how to identify and find market
outlets for products, and tips for going after the target markets.
To sum up, we have provided an example of how one Wildlife Friendly product,
specialty yarn, used the steps in this guide to identify and prioritize market outlets for
We encourage you to use these same steps for your own products and start talking to
potential buyers. Remember, offer a high quality product, tell the buyer about the
wonderful natural beauty and endangered wildlife being protected...
According to EBAN (EBAN, 2010c), there are almost 400 Business Angel networks in Europe, with
around 14.8k investors operating in groups; the corresponding figure for the US is 340, with
around 6.5k investors (operating in groups). The median number of investors in a typical
European business angel network is 79 (EBAN, 2010c).
The number of networks in Europe has
increased rapidly over the past decade, from around less than 100; at the same time the number
of venture capital funds has fallen from around 1,600 to 700; this could be taken as a support for
the hypothesis that...
Kanchha’s father immediately found a job in a brick kiln factory not very far from the
city. These kilns produce highly concentrated amounts of fine particulate matter,
which interact with other industrial and vehicle fumes over Kathmandu. Brick
kilns use coal as their main fuel source, and this contributes to the air pollution in
Kathmandu by pumping considerable quantities of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and other
toxic substances into the atmosphere. After a few months, Kanchha’s father started
Obstacles to mobility remain one of the main lost opportunities of the Single Market.
Adoption and implementation of the revision of the Professional Qualifications Directive6 will
be an important step to open up professions. Work should continue to examine and reduce
unnecessary restrictions for regulated professions limiting the ability of professionals to work
in another Member State.
At the local level, where distinct provider
markets exist in metropolitan areas,8 the health
insurance industry’s market concentration is
even more severe. The U.S. Justice Department
considers a market “highly concentrated” if one
company holds more than a 42 percent share of
that market,9 a level that is common in Virginia
and more than 30 other states. In Abilene, Texas,
for example, the top insurer controls 85 percent
of the market.10 In Bangor, Maine, the biggest
insurer controls 74 percent of the market.
Many enterprises that compete in today’s market model business problems and opportunities and implement model
scoring, which means applying the model to answer strategic questions. Applications for campaign planning, fraud
detection, risk management, and customer retention require the processing of very large volumes of data that is stored in
Model training (development) typically involves many passes through the data. Once trained, the model score often
depends on customer-specific information that is frequently under regulatory and security restrictions.
A few databases are reloaded on a regular basis. A database reload means that the entire contents
of the database are replaced with revised content. MEDLINE® is a database that is reloaded each
year to reflect revised medical terminology applied by the National Library of Medicine to all the
records in the database.
Dialog databases come from many sources, including publishers, professional societies, research
centers, government agencies, and from sources within Thomson.
Growing international competition means that companies are under increased pressure to
uncover what others in the industry are doing. An article in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette
stated that, “Managers have ignored, denied, and/or subverted the role of intelligence in
creating shareholder value. Due diligence is best demonstrated when a business decision
such as an acquisition has intelligence as its foundation. Utilizing the best available
intelligence will not guarantee success but it will certainly help you make more value-
creating rather than value-destroying decisions.”
In that spirit, we approach the costs of reaching the MDGs through two routes.
In the first route, we focus exclusively on the first goal, namely, reducing income poverty
by half between 1990 and 2015. Inasmuch as income poverty is linked to the other
targets, such as infant mortality and primary enrolment, achieving this goal will go some
way towards achieving the others. The link is stronger the more the actions to promote
growth are associated with those to promote human development. If we estimated the
costs by adding the costs of achieving each of the...
Relatively recently, a Children’s Food Security Scale (CFSS) consisting only of the eight child-referenced items
in the larger 18-item FSS has been validated by USDA/ERS. The CFSS can be scored and scaled to more directly
depict the food security status of children in a household. This child-referenced scale has also been shown to yield
higher prevalence of child hunger when administered separately than is obtained from the household-level FSS.
The eighteen questions comprising the FSS are shown in Table 1, with the eight items that make up the CFFS in
the lower section.
In two decades the Internet has become central to social and economic life and is, today, a mature and integral element of the U. S. national economy. It is not only vital infrastructure, it is a spur to entrepreneurship and social change. It has changed the way firms find customers, customers find information, and people manage social relationships. It contributes significant value to the U.S. economy by creating and maintaining jobs, facilitating the rapid flow of information, and generally enabling the growth and prosperity of businesses.
the marketplace for solar is exploding as more
states increase investment in solar incentive pro-
grams. The 2008 solar market was five times the
size of the 2007 market, which grew 57% over
2006 levels. However, solar installations totaled
only 80,000 in the united states in 2007 and most
were concentrated in a few states, with 69% of
all installations in California alone.
now is an important time for states to use focused
solar marketing efforts to attract new customers
to solar and bring this renewable energy technol-
ogy into the mainstream.
Work through the manual from the beginning. You know that it is
divided into 3 sections. It is a good idea to complete a whole section
in one go if you can. At the beginning of the section you will find a
list of skills you will learn. Read these carefully and return to them
when you have completed your work. It is important that you do
not move on until you have learned all the required skills.
Read each section carefully. You may come across new words
which you do not know. These should be explained in the glossary
at the end of the manual. You will...
How would deleveraging affect a bank’s weighted average cost of funds?
Our results suggest that if leverage declines, the cost of equity will also fall. For
example, if leverage of the average bank halves to 10, the market beta would
fall by 10 basis points. This implies that the average equity factor for banks will
fall by 0.4% to 13.0%. Assuming a 5% cost of debt, the weighted average cost
of funds for the bank would be 5.8% (ie 0.10*13.0% + 0.90*5%).
This is only
about 40 basis points higher than when leverage is equal to 20, the average...